|Wait...don't you love me?|
Yes Paul, I do love you very, VERY much, so don't be alarmed by your epic snub at my 1967 Fisti Awards. I know that this is going to rub some people the wrong way, but this year was just too good and that category was just too crowded. In fact, I had three actors fighting it out for the last slot, and I wound up going with the one actor who surprised me the most and doesn't have the chance to rack up other nominations (Newman is nominated for MANY Fisti Awards and wins a few). Still, I know that he is oft remembered for this particular performance, and that many people actually feel he should have won the Oscar over the likes of Rod Steiger, but I'll say this...
Steiger in 'In the Heat of the Night'>>>>>Paul Newman in 'Cool Hand Luke'
Anyways, indulge and let me know what you think of my winners and nominees. This may be my favorite collective winners circle of actors of the posted Fisti's so far. I am in AWE of all four of these winners.